23 Feb 2014

Spectrum for 23 February 2014

From Spectrum, 12:05 pm on 23 February 2014

The 1918 flu killed Kerryn Palmer's great grandparents. Tragedies like this weren't unusual, over 8, 600 died in New Zealand from the virus. Kerryn decided to find out more about the pandemic sometimes referred to as 'the country's forgotten disaster' and she even wrote a play based on her research. Spectrum's Jack Perkins talks with Kerryn and also introduces recordings made in the 1960s of personal accounts of the country's greatest natural disaster.